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Oil companies pushing & funding Kern Co to sue California Gov Newsom for trying to protect environment, communities, families from risky techniques like frac’ing, acidizing, cyclic steaming? Make the county look bad instead of companies doing the harms?

2021 02 18: California SB 467 “End Fracking & Harmful Drilling Act” proposes to ban all new frac’ing and other risky techniques like cyclic steaming, acid fracs, and water and steam flooding by Jan 2022 and completely by 2027. How … Continue reading

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As expected, CanWhite Sands does not appropriately, completely answer Open House questions. What the Frack Manitoba asks fed gov’t to designate Vivian Sand Extraction Project re: Missing & misleading information in EAP and AECON Canada Ltd’s Hydrogeology & Geochemistry Assessment

Sept. 8, 2021 Via email The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6 email hidden; JavaScript is required Barbara Pullishy, Director, Prairie and Northern Region, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 1145-9700 … Continue reading

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Caveman Canada: B.C.’s farting “commitments” continue to enable water polluter Teck

High River Alberta Mayor Craig Snodgrass with selenium poisoned cutthroat trout from Elk River, Fernie BC, polluted by Teck Canadian coal company appeals tough U.S. selenium rule as provinces consider mines by Bob Webber, The Canadian Press, Aug 28, 2021, … Continue reading

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Frac’ing Ontario? Wheatley (thermogenic corrosive) sour gas explosion injures 20, destroys two buildings, more, many families displaced. Still leaking, area remains at risk of more explosions like Hutchinson Kansas where two were killed in their home from industry’s leaking gas migrating 7 miles. Chatham-Kent top administrator, Don Shropshire: “Our area has hundreds, if not thousands of abandoned gas wells. They stretch from Niagara Peninsula to Windsor.” Also exploded from industry’s gas 85 years ago. The community must be relocated. But, where?

An updated Wheatley post coming soon. Why are first responders and emergency workers not wearing full H2S protective gear? It damages the brain, even at very low concentrations. Comment by a rural Albertan: they should have closed-up that town years … Continue reading

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Ireland: Bravo Clare County councillors! Call on gov’t “to put forward a global ban on fracking being proposed by Ireland at the United Nations General Assembly on climate-mitigation, public-health, environmental-protection and human-rights grounds”

Clare councillors seek global ban on fracking by Páraic McMahon, Aug 26, 2021, Clare Echo Almost a decade on from becoming the first local authority in the country to introduce a ban on fracking, Clare County Council has now called … Continue reading

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Code Red vs Rex Murphy. Aug 26-28, 2021 Canadian Energy Executive Association’s 10th Business Forum (masks & proof of vaccination req’d?). Fees are outrageous, as industry’s pollution & lies ramp up while Canada burns.

Erica1984: Replying to @CdnEnergyExecs: Such an incestuous den of snakes. Golf, Banff…ol’ boys’ club alive and well. Mutual suckers. (((Isabella Mac Bardoel))) Replying to @CdnEnergyExecs: Koch Sucking Rex Murphy shills while Canada burns. *** Code Red by Dr. Ned Ketyer, … Continue reading

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Insurance industry Gets Smart, backs away from fossil fuels.

Where will the rich go to play when the Mediterranean is gone? My place is beautiful, but I have no safe water after Encana/Cenovus illegally frac’d my community’s aquifers, and compressor noise and weeds invade on. THE MEDITERRANEAN IS ON … Continue reading

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Unnatural unhealthy “natural gas”

Dr. Trevor Hancock: B.C.’s ‘natural gas’ is both unnatural and unhealthy Aug 22, 2021, Trevor Hancock, Victoria Times Colonist If you have used the Tsawwassen ferry ­terminal this past week, chances are you will have seen a large billboard asking “How … Continue reading

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Panama Papers scandal: Ex BC lawyer Fred Sharp charged by SEC & FBI. Law schools teach how to bend (break?) the rules well. Is that why so many politicians are lawyers?

Most excellent work by CBC investigative reporter Frederic Zalac – video clips, including interview with him, at link. U.S. authorities freeze assets, charge British Columbians in ‘long-running fraudulent scheme’, Major Canadian player in Panama Papers scandal, former B.C. lawyer Fred … Continue reading

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Manitoba: CanWhite Sands Virtual Open House Aug 24, 2021; EAP and hydrogeological study for Vivian Sand Extraction Project with submitted questions by D.M. LeNeveu. Will the company appropriately, honestly, respectfully, completely answer?

[CanWhite Sands (CWS)] hydrogeological report in section 4.3.2 states: “It is possible that project operations will result in increased hydraulic communication between the Red River Carbonate and the Winnipeg Sandstone within the Project Area due to fractures and borehole annuli … Continue reading

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Barbara Wendeborn Brandom, MD: “There is no safe way to frack gas.”

Health risks from fracking gas have been ignored too long by Barabara Wendeborn Brandom, MD, Aug 19, 2021, PennLive letters The … recent report in the PA Environment Daily Blog documents Pennsylvanians whose health has been diminished by decisions regarding … Continue reading

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Updated: Delta variant takes control of oil market with eroding share prices. What do you expect when people refuse to protect themselves, their loved ones, co-workers and community, and medical officers of health and politicians lie and remove protections?

Prices tumble as ‘Delta variant has gained control of the oil market’ by Chris Varcoe, Aug 21, 2021, Calgary Herald After a strong price rally through the spring and early summer, a dose of reality has set in for volatile … Continue reading

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Presentation by Justin Nobel on frac waste and its “terrifying levels of radioactivity”

Radioactivity in Fracking! Too Hot to Handle by Delaware Riverkepper, Aug 19, 2021 Award-winning journalist, celebrated author and knowledgeable environmental scientist Justin Nobel, discusses his research into the terrifying levels of radioactivity being produced by fracking for oil and gas. … Continue reading

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New Study: Dumping oil & gas drilling wastewater on roads provides little dust suppression, contains toxic chemicals harmful to public health, agriculture, aquatic life. (PS It’s just about giving industry more corporate welfare via free waste dumping)

Efficacy of oil and gas produced water as a dust suppressant by Audrey M. Stallwortha, Eric H. Chase, Bonnie McDevitta, Katherine K. Marakc, Miriam Arak Freedman, Robin Taylor Wilson, William D. Burgos, and Nathaniel R. Warner, Dec 21, 2021, Science … Continue reading

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5th Horseman

Bill Bramhall’s editorial cartoon for Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, as misinformation continues to cause havoc amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. New York Daily News

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The world needs more parachuters going to anti-parachute rallys, but please don’t land on those of us wearing masks to protect you.

Freedom to not wear a mask by Kathony Jerauld, 2020 Refer also to: Dear Deena Hinshaw & Jason Kenney: This post is for you. 

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New study: Effects of frac’ing on nearby surface water, not just groundwater, may be worse than previously thought; causing increased salts, including chloride, barium and strontium, altering composition. Researchers identified “robust association between new wells and water quality changes, triggering public health concerns.”

Large-sample evidence on the impact of unconventional oil and gas development on surface waters by Pietro Bonetti, Christian Leuz, Giovanna Michelon, Aug 20, 2021: Vol. 373, Issue 6557, pp. 896-902. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz2185 Article Figures & Data Info & Metrics eLetters … Continue reading

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25 oil & gas bankruptcies destroy more than 10,000 jobs and pay 76 executives $199 Million, about $2.6 million each, after frac boom built on tax breaks, subsidies, “regulatory favours” and massive debt while destroying environment. No surprise, with judges paving the way.

Executives of Failed U.S. Drillers Got $199 Million in Cash by Josyana Joshua, August 12, 2021, Bloomberg The oil and gas explorers they managed went under, but they walked out with a combined $199 million in cash. That’s how much … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania, Lycoming Creek Watershed: Average water used to frac wells in 2020 was 17,512,356 gallons. Propanda group, Marcellus Shale Coalition does not like truth reported (like Canada’s CAPP, BC’s OGC, Alberta’s AER, etc).

GUEST ESSAY: FracTracker Response to Marcellus Shale Coalition on Lycoming Creek Watershed Digital Atlas of Unconventional Gas Drilling Impacts by PA Environmental Digest Blog, Aug 17, 2021 FracTracker Alliance thanks the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) for amplifying the reach of … Continue reading

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Thank you doctors and nurses for your “Un-natural-gas.org” billboards (and for fighting Covid-19 and our cowardly politicians). “Natural gas has significant health impacts for those living close by the wells and for our global environment,” said Dr. Kevin Liang

Doctors and nurses post billboards near Tsawwassen ferry terminal to warn of harmful impacts of liquefied natural gas by Tessa Vikander with files from Angela Jung, Aug 15, 2021, CVNews Vancouver A billboard, for a campaign about the environmental and … Continue reading

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Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv’s birth canal

AEC’s New Era: Activity and fortunes are on the upswing for Alberta Energy Corporation as the [Alberta] government sells its stake May 17, 1993, Oilweek Source: https://archive.org/details/pub_oilweek Refer also to: Slide from Ernst presentations A murder mystery: Who really killed … Continue reading

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Dear Deena Hinshaw & Jason Kenney & Bonnie Henry: This post is for you.

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Rystad Energy on Oil & Gas Industry’s Dark Monster: Waste water increasing number of felt earthquakes & sinister deregulation allowing industry’s toxic waste to be dumped for “beneficial” use. Fancy some cancer with your celery?

Treating the US oil industry’s dark water: As earthquakes increase, billions needed to switch course by Rystad Energy, June 10, 2021 A worrying Rystad Energy analysis of seismic activity in the US’ key oil producing regions reveals that the number … Continue reading

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Largest inland spill in history: U.S. Dept Justice files criminal and civil charges against Summit Midstream Partners LLC, $36Million in fines for discharging (dumping?) 111,284,642 litres frac waste over 5 months, contaminating land, groundwater, and 30 miles of tributary waters with crude oil, chloride, sodium, ammonia, aluminum, arsenic, boron, copper, nickel, selenium, zinc, barium, benzene, thallium and more. When will cowardly AER and Canada’s Dept Justice charge/fine Encana/Ovintiv for illegally frac’ing and contaminating Rosebud’s aquifers and diverting water without the mandatory permit under Alberta’s Water Act?

NORTH DAKOTA: Pipeline Co. Fined $36M for Huge Fracking Water Spill by News Editor, Aug 12, 2021, Environmental News Service Featured image: Blacktail Creek and the Moline well pad, the well pad closest to the Summit produced water spill, 2015 … Continue reading

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Cenovus (Encana spawn) CEO & big oil propaganda gang, CAPP, beg more corporate welfare, Demand Canadians pay $ billions to green their tarshit. Oil & Gas companies rape billions in profits, dump clean-up on the public, lie and lie and want more more more.

Comments: Ken Hale: Cenovus has always been bloody arrogant. This only proves it will always be. We the tax payer are supposed to pay for their going green?? What a joke, try cash flow from your current business. Oh wait … Continue reading

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New study: Canada overlooking (intentionally?) industry’s methane leaks.

Will oil, gas and frac companies heed old or new regulations to reduce their pollution? Think regulators in Canada will make companies heed regulations? AER and Alberta Environment didn’t have the guts to regulate illegal aquifer frac’er Encana/Ovintiv; they regulated … Continue reading

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Colorado: Will the AG, Phil Weiser, investigate Encana/Ovintiv entagled Crestone Peak Resources “foreign” hanky panky political funding via Canada’s Pension Plan Investment Board? Big Oil’s Rule of Law says he won’t.

Environmental group seeks investigation of Denver oil company’s political donations by Greg Avery, Aug 9, 2021, Denver Business Journal U.S. and Canadian branches of an environmental group are asking the Colorado Attorney General to investigate political contributions made by a … Continue reading

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Dr. Sandra Steingraber on IPCC AR6 Climate Report: “The science is clear: the fossil fuel industry needs to disappear from the face of the earth as soon as possible. … Promoting any expensive false solutions LIKE CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE is treachery.”

Michael E. Mann@MichaelEMann: Beef is 3% of global carbon emissions. ….fossil fuels are responsible for 67% of global carbon emissions. Robert Howarth@howarth_cornell: Add blue hydrogen from fossil gas with carbon capture to the list…. Robert Howarth@howarth_cornell: Note that Hydrogen Council … Continue reading

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U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Aghorn’s waterflood station, Odessa Texas: Four serious and willful workplace safety violations where Jacob Dean and wife were killed by sour gas

Many Safety Issues Found Where Texas Oilfield Worker Died from Gas Leak by Insurance Journal, May 6, 2021 In its report on the Oct. 26, 2019, hydrogen sulfide gas release that killed a Texas oilfield worker and his wife, the … Continue reading

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Gérard Montpetit on International Energy Agency (IEA) declaring: “As of 2021, all governments should stop approving new coal mines or oil and gas fields.” Is the Canadian Hydrogen Council trying to save Alberta’s tarshit by transforming it into hydrogen?

Sweet words from the Petroleum industry by Gérard Montpetit, Aug 7, 2021 Last May 18, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published an earthshaking report which traces the road map towards  “…net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050 …As of 2021, all … Continue reading

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Gov’t of Canada: Grassy Mountain Coal project “likely to have significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be justified and the project cannot proceed.” What will this do to Benga’s legal appeal of AER/Joint Review Panel’s rejection?

How many billions of dollars will billionaire Gina Reinhart sue Canadians for if she doesn’t get her way? The Final Nail in the Coffin of the Grassy Mountain Coal Project? by Dr. Ian Urquhart, August 8, 2021, Alberta Wilderness Association … Continue reading

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Beverley McLachlin, ex-Chief Justice Canada’s Supreme Court, shows her true colours, agrees to serve 3 more years on Hong Kong’s top court, which has “become nothing more than an instrument of oppression.” PS Judicial “independence” does not exist.

Comment by rural Albertan: Disgusting. Comment by another rural Albertan: I should spend more time figuring this out. How or why is this even possible? It seems to me that professionals cavorting with Hong Kong is NOT great optics and … Continue reading

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Thank you Court of Appeal of Alberta, for serving Ms. Hamnett and her loved ones justice for the harms done by Matthew Brown.

Alberta court strikes down self-induced intoxication defence in case of naked magic mushroom attack, Matthew Brown must now go back before the trial judge to be sentenced by Meghan Grant, CBC News, Jul 29, 2021 The Alberta court of Appeal has … Continue reading

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Amazing news. B.C. won’t appeal cumulative impacts “death by a thousand cuts” win. A wise move by B.C. Finally. Congratulations Blueberry River First Nation!

B.C. won’t appeal landmark First Nation court victory, B.C. Supreme Court found approval of energy projects in Treaty 8 territory is ‘death by a thousand cuts’ by Andrew Kurjata, July 28, 2021, CBC News The B.C. government says it will … Continue reading

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Best letter to the Editor: “Fracking must be stopped. It poisons our drinking water and pollutes our air. … Health hazards cannot be prevented. … Laws do not protect people. No regulations protect people. The process is not safe. Fracking must be banned.”

Ban fracking for sake of humanity by Barbara Hughes, Las Vegas Sun, July 26, 2021 Fracking must be stopped. It poisons our drinking water and pollutes our air. More fracking means more deadly climate change. Health hazards cannot be prevented. When … Continue reading

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Chevron and TRC head to trial over lost production linked to frac’d steam injection sink hole that killed Robert David Taylor. Frac’ers don’t give a shit about what their greed is doing to air, water, land, subsurface, workers, communities, climate and poisoned families.

Robert David Taylor 2015: “Abnormally dangerous and ultra hazardous activity.” Did TRC or Chevron’s fracing kill Robert David Taylor? What happened to California regulators’ vows to make steam injections safer? “Safer?” Why not make it “safe?” … But state and … Continue reading

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Oil Patch Strategy of Obstruction on PFAS use: “Commission another government study” while they poison us, Like Canada’s Council of Canadian Academies’ frac panel cowardly concluded

2011 April: Ernst vs Encana lawsuit goes public 2011 August: The Council of Canadian Academies and Environment Canada to study hydraulic fracturing after group of harmed Albertans demand mortatorium 2014: Council of Canadian Academies Expert Frac Report: Provides more questions … Continue reading

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500 international, US, Canadian groups open letter to leaders to “reject carbon capture and storage.” CCS is high risk like frac’ing, another scam used by gov’ts to give oil and gas companies $billions of public money to produce more pollution

2013: Denbury fined $662,500 for Mississippi blowout of CO2 injected in high pressure enhanced oil recovery, So much carbon dioxide came out that it settled in hollows, suffocating deer and other animals Carbon Capture and Storage by Centre for International … Continue reading

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Health Canada: Poisoning Canadians to please Monsanto/Bayer, the oil patch and frac’ers?

Health Canada does not protect the health of Canadians, the agency protects polluters; it still has not publicly released their 2012 report on frac’ing hazards to the air we breath and water we drink. Higher concentrations of controversial herbicide glyphosate … Continue reading

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Canada: BRAVO! Quebec gov’t says no to harmful polluting money-wasting $14 Billion LNG in Saguenay, north of Quebec City, following *years* of opposition from citizens, Indigenous communities and environmental experts

Quebec nixes LNG facility that would have carried western natural gas to overseas markets, Premier Legault had initially supported the project, but it was met with widespread opposition by CBC News, Jul 21, 2021 The Quebec government has refused to … Continue reading

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Frac’ers’ Friends in High Places: Past Greene Co President Judge Farley Toothman (let criminal frac waste dumper Allan Shipman walk) violated state Constitution: “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute”

Judicial panel rules Toothman committed ‘serious misconduct’ while judge by Mike Jones, Jul 21, 2021, Observer-Reporter Former Greene County president judge Farley Toothman violated the state Constitution and “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute,” … Continue reading

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Manitoba Silica Sand Mining: “Sharp Dealings” by gov’ts serve CanWhite Sands Corp while trumping human right to safe water?

When corporate interests trump the human right to clean drinking water, A Manitoba case of concern by Don Sullivan, June 29, 2021, Canadian Dimension The business of silica sand extraction Silica sand mining has become big business, and there are two … Continue reading

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Argentina: “Trail of Impunity” Toxic frac waste scandal exposed as lawyers present new evidence

Yesterday, from the Argentine Association of Environmental Lawyers, we have provided new and convincing evidence that proves the involvement of the State of Neuquén and the big oil companies (Shell, Chevron, the Argentine YPF, and others) in the violation of … Continue reading

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Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline legal evil fails to settle in court-ordered mediation in U.S. District Court leaving hundreds of landowners hanging with massive liens

Hundreds of liens for millions of dollars remain as mediation fails in Erie County gas pipeline case, With no settlement, more litigation on way in federal case over cost of Erie-to-Ohio natural gas pipeline. Hundreds of property owners in western … Continue reading

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California: Oil industry lobby group demands groundwater protections stripped

California Oil Lobby Seeks to Strip Environmental Protections for Groundwater Amid Drought, The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables by Aaron Cantu, July 13, 2021, Capital & Main A prominent oil and … Continue reading

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700 groups ask Ireland to introduce resolution to UN General Assembly to ban frac’ing globally, highlights urgency with which human rights, climate, environmental and public-health impacts of frac’ing must be confronted. Dr. Edward Ketyer: “A global ban on fracking will improve public health and safety everywhere, not just in communities that have been damaged and scarred by unconventional oil and gas operations”

Over 700 Global Organizations Ask Ireland to Introduce a United Nations Resolution for a Ban on Fracking Press Release by International Frac Ban Coalition, July 15, 2021 DUBLIN, IRELAND — An international coalition of advocates, physicians and scientists have mobilized … Continue reading

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New Report: “Nightmare Contaminant” Forever Chemicals (PFAS) Use in Drilling & Frac’ing in More than 1,200 Wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming between 2012 and 2020, including by Encana (in Canada too?). Records obtained from US EPA under Freedom of Information Act. Did Encana now Ovintiv inject PFAS into Rosebud and Pavillion drinking water aquifers?

From Page 9 of the report (at the time of Encana’s illegal aquifer fracs in 2004 in Alberta, and aquifer fracs in Pavillion Wyoming, there was no Fracfocus yet. After it was implemented with great halleluja, propaganda, pomp and circumstance … Continue reading

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Will Horgan gov’t appeal Blueberry River First Nations cumulative impacts win? I think BC’s NDP will, they’ve proven they don’t give a damn about mitigating or reducing harms by the oil and gas industry, including site C dam.

Vaughn Palmer: First Nations hope B.C. won’t appeal key treaty ruling in B.C. Supreme Court, Opinion: Appeal likely as ruling could affect completion of the Site C dam project by Vaughn Palmer, Jul 08, 2021, Vancouver Sun VICTORIA — The … Continue reading

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Ohio: “Largest jury verdict ever.” Rice Drilling and Gulfport Energy went out of bounds of their land lease, will pay $40 Million in trespassing and damages to landowner Thomas Shaw.

Comment by a rural Albertan: The [Ohio] regulatory system allows for a oil & gas related trespass to be be adjudicated directly by the court system. In Alberta this type of trespass must go through the oil & gas regulatory … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Regulator denies Aera Energy (Shell & ExxonMobil joint venture) permits to frac in two Kern County oil fields to “protect public health and safety and environmental quality”

California oil regulators deny new fracking permits by The Associated Press, July 9, 2021, The Herald Sun California denied 21 oil drilling permits this week in the latest move toward ending fracking in a state that makes millions from the … Continue reading

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Blueberry River elected Chief Marvin Yahey said last week’s ruling proves BC “failed” to protect his Nation’s treaty rights and that Treaty 8 signatory nations “will not accept anything less than full enforcement of our rights.”

Lawyer Christopher Tollefson in his interview with CBC (at link below), this quote not included in the article: “I think the goal, reading between the lines, is to negotiate a settlement here.” Is that mainly what lawyers learn in law … Continue reading

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Super Polluter Canada: Where did our $1.7 Billion go? Into well clean-up or washed by Alberta’s UCP into pockets of CEOs and enabling lawfirms? “The public is likely paying for private companies’ pollution … a subsidy for oil and gas producers.”

One of the comments: Canadians should be outraged this travesty is allowed to continue – the resource extraction companies already are on the hook to clean up the well sites as a condition of bringing in the wells into production … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico: At least 66.3 million gallons frac waste dumped into the Gulf over a decade. U.S. EPA allows companies to discharge unlimited amounts of frac waste; Industry reports each frac releases about 21,480 gallons of waste, including biocides, polymers and solvents. “The failure to curb this major source of pollution is astounding and unacceptable.”

Offshore Fracking Report Finds Toxic Pollution in Gulf of Mexico, Over 3,000 Fracks, 66.3 Million Gallons of Fracking Waste Dumped Since 2010 Press Release by Centre for Biological Diversity, July 7,, 2021 NEW ORLEANS— A report released today by the Center for … Continue reading

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Honduras: Unanimous ruling finds former energy company manager, Roberto David Castillo, guilty ordering murder of Berta Cáceres. Victor Fernández, one of the Cáceres family’s lawyers: “We have nothing to thank the justice system for. It was they who persecuted Berta; they criminalised her and displaced her.”

Berta Cáceres assassination: ex-head of dam company found guilty, Roberto David Castillo, former Honduran army intelligence officer, found to be co-collaborator in ordering murder by Nina Lakhani, 5 Jul 2021, The Guardian A US-trained former Honduran army intelligence officer who … Continue reading

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Canada’s Fickle Rule of Law: Comment on Blueberry River First Nations Cumulative Impacts Win by lawyer Robert Janes

Robert Janes@rjmjanes Lawyer, QC, … human rights advocate (He/Him/His). July 6, 2021: A few comments on the recent BCSC treaty infringement decision in the Blueberry River case (https://bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/21/12/2021BCSC1287.htm…) and everyone’s favourite topic — The Rule of Law It is hard … Continue reading

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Pieridae unable to meet key conditions necessary to make final investment decision on LNG Goldboro in Nova Scotia, blames pandemic (the company has failed at getting financing for years). Did Canada say no to Pieridae demanding nearly a billion of our dollars? That money is better spent finding the disappeared Indigenous women and children and suing the criminal churches.

AIMCo vomits out more mego loss in bad oil patch investiging? Or, was the $120 million a gift from Premier Jason Kenney to Pieridae CEO Alfred Sorensen, on pensioners’ toil? Others, such as Pieridae Energy, in which AIMCo has invested … Continue reading

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All those promised millions of frac jobs: Just another Big Lie

The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go? Fracking created startlingly few jobs in Appalachia, and most of them no longer exist by Colin Jerolmack, July 1, 2021, MIT Technology Review Shale gas and oil extraction, also … Continue reading

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Ohio: More radioactive frac waste. More deregulation and lies by regulator?

Residents raise concerns about radioactive waste at business in Martins Ferry by Brittany Grego, June 30, 2021, WTOV9FOX BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Concerns have been raised regarding radioactive waste at the Austin Master Services facility in Martins Ferry. Residents spoke out … Continue reading

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Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim, Republic of Ireland and farmer: “Fracking is toxic. Everybody gets that now. It is a mainstream view on the island of Ireland at this stage.”

Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking, Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North by Eddie … Continue reading

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Thank you Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, for standing strongly against the public paying to clean up oil and gas industry’s world-wide polluting life-threatening leaking abandoned dirty laundry: “It’s the industry that drilled the well. It’s the industry that made money from the well. It’s the industry that was supposed to follow regulations for proper design, proper construction, proper maintenance and ownership of that well forever — and now they are saying let the taxpayers pay for it? No. No. The money has to come from the shareholders. The money has to come from the coffers of the oil and gas industry. They made the mess. They clean it up”

It never ends: damning new study after study, contamination case after contamination case, home/water explosion after explosion, fire after fire, death after death while industry, its enabling regulators, judges, lawyers and politicians lie and lie to enable the harms. A … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News | Comments Off on Thank you Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, for standing strongly against the public paying to clean up oil and gas industry’s world-wide polluting life-threatening leaking abandoned dirty laundry: “It’s the industry that drilled the well. It’s the industry that made money from the well. It’s the industry that was supposed to follow regulations for proper design, proper construction, proper maintenance and ownership of that well forever — and now they are saying let the taxpayers pay for it? No. No. The money has to come from the shareholders. The money has to come from the coffers of the oil and gas industry. They made the mess. They clean it up”